Le Bread and Butter Pudding

bread and butter puddingAs my kitchen journey continues I’m becoming increasingly confident at the chuck-it-all-in-and see-what-happens-method; and on Sunday this happened^^

A beautiful British classic with a twist au francais.  I am still enormously in denial about the end of Summer but I hadn’t factored in this big autumnal post-roast kiss. Slathered (great word) in custard.

Someone hand me my leggings and let the winter weight gain begin.

Want one? It’s ridiculously* easy and you’ve probably got all the things you’ll need in the cupboard right now to feed four stodge loving faces:

Bread and Butter pudding ingredients

8 brioche rolls (chocolate chip optional but recommended), halved and buttered.
1 pint milk
4 eggs
About 3 heaped tablespoons sugar
(A big) Handful of dark chocolate chunks

Preheat the oven to 180C.

Line the bottom of a large, flat oven-proof bowl with half of the brioche to form the first layer. Ignore any inklings you have that they have to be packed in like sardines – they don’t – just make sure the base is covered with brioche butter side up.

Line the base

Chuck in some extra chocolate chunks. Eat a couple. Chuck in a few more.

Layer the remaining brioche on top.

Crack the eggs into the milk, tip the sugar in too and whisk til combined and golden looking. Pour the custardy mix all over the bread.

cover in custard

More chocolate chunks.

Pop the whole thing into the oven for about 30-40 minutes. Check the wobble, it should be just set and it’s good to go.

Add custard or cream and stick your face in the bowl.

Add custarrd

*so much so it’s almost not a recipe.

We had some brioche in the cupboard that were just about to go past edible too so it was a thrifty little number – oh mon dieu!

It’s obscenely early to be talking about ‘Winter Warmer’ recipes but imagine that we were, what would that go like? What are you bringing to the party?

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  • Oh my! I can hardly type due to all the drool!!

    Lou x

  • Saskia

    I’d forgotten all about bread and butter pudding! Thanks for reminding me for winter!

    Saskia / girlinbrogues.com

  • Cat

    Bread pudding is one of my absolute favorites. It’s dangerous for me to make at home, though, because then I eat so much of it! Last Christmas I invented an eggnog bread pudding that was insane, though. Gotta make that again this year!


  • D-E-LICIOUS looking! Make me some and bring it to me with cuddles please and thanks? xx

  • Katie

    Oh my – get in my belly! Even though it’s already full of peanut butter brownie. Crumbles are definitely my go-to winter pudding (although I make ’em in summer too- because I don’t play by anyone’s rules). Usually with apples and blackberries from the garden, because it makes me feel like Felicity Kendall in The Good Life, but I also do a mean pear, ginger, and dark chocolate crumble. xxx

  • Lisa and Stella

    I make a healthier fruit version but yours looks oh la la lush! 🙂 x

  • I’m bring pie to my winter warmer party. Consider me as Chelsea, queen of the stodge! I’ve never fancied bread and butter pudding as people usually put dried fruit in them – no thanks – but chocolate chips and brioche?! Hells to the yeah, baby! x

  • Holy S**tballs that looks phenomenal and one to crack out after a Sunday roast, thanks for the share, I am definitely going to try this.
    Rosie x

  • Oh my god what terrible lighting in that final image. What are you? So kind of food photographer! I kid! I kid!
    Has it become customary to include sarky remarks in all out comments to each other?

    I’ve never been a big bread & butter fan, it’s the butter, I hate butter. I always replace butter with cream cheese (in sarnies, not just willy nilly), although not sure that would work here. Might just skip the butter and go from there.

    Mmmm custard! I’ll have to go to the specialist shop (again) to get some 🙂 I’ve yet to brave the Creme Anglais, it’s a little too runny for custard.

    I think I’m a custard snob.

    Also, I’ll bring stew, beef or lamb, whatevs is on offer at the shop.

  • That first pic is positively pornographic. I’m not used to this from you, I had to do a double-take.

  • Holy cow! I need this so bad right now! It looks AMAZING. I am going to make this on Sunday – who needs a roast when you can have this?
    I might have just drooled on my keyboard. Oops.


  • Emma

    It might be obscenely early, but I put a jumper on this morning and that, to me, counts as the end of the summer diet and of generally eating anything healthy.


  • Em

    I love easy recipes that maybe are too easy to be recipes and this one looks a yummy one! Maybe a treat for the weekend……

  • NicsNotebook

    Looks amazing!!!!

  • Valerie

    Oh yum! This looks amazing <3

  • critcht80

    This was not the post to read when I am starting a 3 day juice fast. I am now gazing into space, drooling!


  • Make it, eat it, drool some more!
    M x

  • Oh I LOVE the sound of eggnog bread pudding, recipe??
    This was pretty dangerous, I found myself eating it cold from the bowl waiting for the kettle to boil at 10pm.
    M x

  • EAT IT!!
    So good.
    M x

  • On the way…if you still want it? It’s been a while, I’m shit.
    M x

  • Peanut butter brownie you say? I could get on board with that.
    And you’re out of control Flic, out. of. control. Summer crumble? You’re an animal.
    Although the words go quite nicely together, the lady could be for turning.
    Good lord YES to pear and ginger.
    M x

  • I’ll take bread in a dessert any which way it comes, even with fruit!
    M x

  • I’ll take your pie your Maj.
    Seriously, fruit has no place in this pud (ignore the comment below!)
    M x

  • Classic blogger ‘tweet me a pic if you do’? There is seriously nothing not to like about it! Are you back in Oz, is it Spring? This works in Spring too.
    M x

  • Haha, there was no waiting around, styling it up my friend. Spoon was literally on the way into bowl. So screw you, ‘k?

    Yeah not too sure about the cream cheese and bread pudding, that sounds beyond vile.
    I’ll take the stew though and dumplings yeah?
    M x

  • Haha, I was quite proud…downhill from there though!
    M x

  • Did you did you did you?
    And don’t deny yourself the roast as well, there’s room in there for both. Even if it doesn’t feel like it, trust me. There is.
    M x

  • Haha, then you can definitely eat the pudding!
    I got a fleece out the other day. I’m only slightly ashamed that I own one…
    M x

  • It certainly is a treat, even if I do say so myself!
    M x

  • Not too shabby for the family Nic!
    M x

  • Thank you! It was pretty damn tasty.
    M x

  • Yeah, sorry about that!
    If it helps I’m replying two days into a ‘no cakes, chocolate or biscuits til Christmas’ thing and that’s pretty hellish!
    M x

  • I haven’t made dumpling in a long time!

  • Oh my. you may have just convinced me to ditch the summer dresses and dig out the winter tights once and for all….

  • Amygdalin

    Agreed! Here is my review on it
    Thank you for the amazing value and incredible knowledge you share on your blog.love you this great blog,love you post.

  • duck in a dress

    Definitely délicieux! Anything with chocolate chips is a winner methinks! I’m dead impressed with that first photo as well – crystal clear and an action shot? Now you’re up there with the big shot bloggers! 😉 xx

  • oh! Leona

    I’ll be around on Saturday, I expect this to be waiting on the table for me. X